Report on the WSIS Stocktaking 2018

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The tenth edition of the Report on WSIS Stocktaking set a new record of global multistakeholder engagement in implementation of WSIS action lines for SDGs. The Report was presented during the WSIS Forum 2018, 1923 March 2018 in Geneva. The 2018 edition reflects more than 500 activities related to ICTs for development, submitted to the WSIS Stocktaking Platform, each one highlighting the efforts deployed by stakeholders involved in the implementation of the SDGs. The Report is based on the multistakeholder approach, including input from stakeholders from all over the world responding to ITU's official call in 2017 for stocktaking updates and new entries.



Regional and International Cooperation

International cooperation among all stakeholders is vital to the implementation of the Geneva Plan of Action and needs to be strengthened with a view to promoting universal access and bridging the digital divide, inter alia by providing suitable means of implementation. Governments of developing countries should raise the relative priority of ICT projects in requests for international cooperation and assistance with infrastructure development projects from developed countries and international financial organizations. Within the context of the United Nations Global Compact, and building upon the United Nations Millennium Declaration, it is important to build on and accelerate public–private partnerships, focusing on the use of ICTs in development. This action line also invites international and regional organizations to mainstream ICTs in their work programmes and assist all levels of developing countries in becoming involved in the preparation and implementation of national action plans to support the fulfilment of the goals indicated in the Declaration of Principles and in the Geneva Plan of Action, taking into account the importance of regional initiatives.


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